yesterday i met with the girls who are working on creating a bike
cooperative in berlin. the economic and governmental structures are
different, which means different things for the way they will collect money
and how they may or may not register themselves, but the principles, values,
philosophies, and politics, as well as the decision making processes and
concerns about privilege and power
reflect what i think a lot of us are more or less experiencing (not that i
can speak for everyone, but i think it is a reasonable generalization). it
was really great to share with them, and i am trying to convince them to
come to bikebike. also, there is a european bikebike kind of thing
happening this spring in italy i think.
it seems that what is helpful to people i meet who want to know about sopo
is to tell the whole story of how things happened (and i know that my
version of the story is different from that of the other organizers), so i
am thinking about writing my version down and maybe collecting the stories
of others and then assembling it into a zine or some other publication.
anyone got friends at ak press? haha.
anyway.. i just wanted to share that we are everywhere, doing good, and
making the world a better place. hooray!
two wheels good,